End of US highway 55

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Additional research and/or photo credits: Jason Hancock; Jeff Morrison

Approx. time period North terminus South terminus
1926-1931 Minneapolis, MN Dubuque, IA
1931-1934 Minneapolis, MN Davenport, IA

The north end of US 55 was in Minneapolis; you can view a photo from that intersection on this page.


When US 55 was originally commissioned in 1926, its south end was in Dubuque IA. The photo below was taken looking south on Jackson Street at 20th Street:

Morrison, Aug. 2007

That shows the perspective of a driver on southbound US 55. The car in the foreground is on what was once northbound US 61, which continued to the left (20th becomes Rhomberg Avenue, which aligned with the now-dismantled Eagle Point Bridge). Did US 55 end here? It could've, but it seems more likely that it would've been multiplexed with US 61 to its junction with US 20. If so, then US 55 would've continued straight ahead with US 61 on Jackson, then west on 14th Street/Loras Boulevard, ending at Locust Street:

Morrison, Aug. 2007

That was southbound US 61, which continued to the left with eastbound US 20. Westbound US 20 was ahead on Loras, and this would've been a logical place for US 55 to end.


In 1931 the designation was extended further south, to Davenport (you can view a map and a photo from there on my Quad Cities page). Two years later the US 55 designation was retired: signage along its route was replaced by extensions of US 67 and US 52.